Maintenance-free Living Vs. Single-family Homes

March 31, 2024

Maintenance-free Living Vs. Single-family Homes

We live to work and work to live, but that shouldn't be all we're meant for. We should be able to have the time to spend with our families, take vacations, and relax after a long day. Oftentimes, as a homeowner, it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel when yardwork piles up, repairs need to be made, and your wallet starts to wear thin. Though becoming the new owner of a single-family home can be exciting, it doesn't come without challenges.

Rather than stressing about the upkeep of your home, consider a life of luxury in a maintenance-free residence at Vastland Communities. Let's take a look at the added benefits you'll experience when you choose to live a life free of maintenance and costly repairs.

Single-family Homes

Single-family homes are referred to as free-standing residential buildings. Still, they are mainly defined by two elements: who owns what and the property's ability to function as its own unit. With a single-family home, the owner of the house owns both the structure and the land it sits on. Most homes you'll see in the U.S. are considered to be single-family homes and are ideal for those looking to start a family or purchase their first residence.

However, it's worth noting that single-family homes have changed significantly over the last few years. Research shows that the average home is now 2,584 square feet. That's a lot of square footage to maintain, especially if you already live a fairly busy lifestyle. Owning a home requires continuous upkeep from mowing the lawn and keeping things tidy to performing repairs and updating when necessary. All of these tasks can quickly take a toll on your time, not to mention your wallet. While single-family homes may be considered the classic choice in today's day and age, it's far from the only option.

Maintenance-free Living

If your life is too busy to maintain the current home you own or your children have left the nest, and you’re looking to downsize, maintenance-free living could be the smarter option. Maintenance-free homes are part of a larger, shared community. Often built as townhomes or condos, this lifestyle is ideal for someone who no longer wants the hassle of homeownership upkeep.

At Vastland Communities, we offer townhomes and single-family communities that offer maintenance-free living to all residents. These move-in-ready homes allow you to enjoy the convenience of what a city offers with the added security of owning your townhome property. Our one-of-a-kind handcrafted residences allow buyers to create a life they've always dreamed of without the stresses typical homeownership provides.

The Benefits Of Maintenance-free Living

Maintenance-free living provides various benefits to homeowners. First and foremost, a maintenance-free home from Vastland Communities will allow you to save tremendous amounts of money. Home expenses are often one of the largest costs in your budget. From utilities and insurance to lawn care and repairs, homeownership can quickly take its toll on young buyers. But, with a maintenance-free property, many of these costs are either included or eliminated.

Additional benefits to purchasing a maintenance-free home include:

  • Landscaping is maintained for you: lawn care and landscaping are included in the cost of your maintenance-free home. You'll no longer have to worry about pushing the mower around the yard or getting your hands dirty in the garden like you would with a single-family home.
  • Home repairs are taken care of: there is always a property manager onsite to submit your concerns/repair needs to, and maintenance professionals will schedule a time to solve the issue. Say goodbye to searching for a reputable contractor to fix the roof or a leaky pipe.
  • Travel with peace of mind: Rather than spending the extra money to have someone watch your home and take care of the yard while you're away, your home will be looked after and taken care of.
  • Seasonal maintenance is included: No more bagging up leaves in the fall or shoveling away snow in the winter. Instead, enjoy peace of mind as the maintenance team in your community takes care of the heavy lifting.

For additional benefits about luxury living at Vastland Communities, take a look at our amenities blog.

Vastland Communities: Maintenance-free Living In Style

Purchasing your first home can be an overwhelming process, but it doesn't have to be. If you aren't sure you're ready to take on the full responsibility of homeownership but still want a space you can call your own, maintenance-free living may the perfect solution. Equipped with security, amenities, and luxury appliances and finished, maintenance-free living is the new age of home owning.

Whether you're looking to downsize or purchase your first home, Vastland Communities is here for you. Located in the most coveted areas of Nashville, Tennessee, Vastland provides our buyers with desirable amenities and upscale, new construction craftsmanship. Get in touch today to learn more about the benefits that these houses provide and the type of lifestyle you can lead.